Antiques don’t usually provide issues for local authorities, but the Mason City Fire Department had to deal with a couple of live grenades. Someone brought a box of military memorabilia to the Treasure Hunters Roadshow at the Holiday Inn right around 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon.
Fire Captain Jack Odegaard says there were at least two live grenades inside the box with the pins still in place. The box was taken outside of the hotel and the state fire marshal’s office was called in to properly dispose of the items. No one was hurt in the incident.
By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City